2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

May 3rd, 2018 by

2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

The rugged 2018 Golf Alltrack bridges the divide between sedans and crossovers, giving buyers more of what they want in a sporty package. What is a Golf Alltrack? The Alltrack moniker means raised suspension and all-wheel drive. It means a longer roofline and a rack up top. Alltrack means a rugged, sportier Volkswagen Golf. And it shows.

Driving and Performance

The Golf Alltrack is definitely fun to whip around corners, with virtual zero body roll. Steering is responsive and the 170 horsepower, 199 lb-ft turbocharged four-cylinder engine feels plenty peppy. The Golf Alltrack performs adequately on long stretches of highway, but it certainly seems built for city driving with its tight cornering and tuned suspension. The Golf Alltrack goes from 0 to 60 in just seven seconds, comparable to the similar Subaru Outback. The noise level can be a bit much on the highway, but that’s a problem you won’t have downtown.

You’ll also find that the Golf Alltrack can do some off-roading. It might not splash through streams or boulder crawl, but you haven’t seen everything the Alltrack can do until you’ve driven it on an uneven dirt road.

Interior and Infotainment

Don’t be scared off by the roominess rankings. Though inch-for-inch there is less head room and leg room in the Golf Alltrack than its main rivals, the Alltrack is only off by an inch or less than this class’s frontrunner. And the comfort in the Golf Alltrack is off the charts. All told, the Golf Alltrack feels more spacious than some that are technically roomier.

Sink into comfortable leatherette seats and find sensibly-organized controls within arm’s reach. The infotainment software received a nice upgrade this year and expands on the connectivity options and compatibilities. The standard Golf Alltrack gives you Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The touchscreen starts at 6.5 inches and goes up to the 8 inches on the SE and SEL trims.

What’s New for 2018?

If you like LED, you’re going to like the refresher on the Golf Alltrack. It boasts LED tail lights, LED daytime-running lights, and automatic headlights. Inside, you’ll a larger standard touchscreen on two trim levels and new smartphone connectivity upgrades. Finally, you also the peace of mind that comes with a longer warranty and two new safety systems.

Get behind the wheel of a Volkwagen Golf Alltrack, throw it into a corner and accelerate in the fast lane. See if you don’t feel like a changed person after that.

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